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This left front tire would hold air for 10 minutes and was leaking at the valve stem - not the tire itself.   We could air it up to 30 psi and have time to move the car around before it went flat.  They had done such a good job with how the cords were laid out that even though most of the rubber had fallen out,  the tire was still functional.  

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My spare tire is from the 1920's and holds air and has it now, or else maybe the rubber turned into a rock-hard substance which is why it's hard. I'll check the pressure some day and see.

 

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On ‎10‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 12:33 AM, neil morse said:

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That engine turned dash is a thing of absolute beauty!  Saved to my buick pictures folder!

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1 hour ago, Morgan Wright said:

I have one of them engine turned thingies but it's plumb wore out:

 

 

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Patina! 

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On 10/8/2018 at 12:30 PM, Morgan Wright said:

I have one of them engine turned thingies but it's plumb wore out:

 

 

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This dash panel doesn't look rusty as much as the lacquer or other clear coat has weathered from UV exposure.  It would be a pain in the drain to remove the panel and clean it up, but if you ever get around to replacing the 1941 speedometer with the 1940 speedometer, you might be impressed at how good you could make it look.

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I saved the dial from the 1940 speedometer in case I wanted everything to be "correct" and change the face of the 1941-47 speedometer, but I decided to leave it alone and leave it together, taking it apart is just asking for trouble. These things are so finicky, it might start squeeking or something. Right now it works fine and that's good enough for me.

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You could, in a bind, run them like they did like this during tough times (the depression) just by doubling up on then tires!!!

This is on my 25-40 I used for parts on my 25-45.  Leon

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